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The hidden pub/sub of spotify (Industry Article)
KTH, School of Computer Science and Communication (CSC), Theoretical Computer Science, TCS.
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2013 (English)In: DEBS 2013 - Proceedings of the 7th ACM International Conference on Distributed Event-Based Systems, ACM , 2013, 231-240 p.Conference paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

Spotify is a peer-assisted music streaming service that has gained worldwide popularity. Apart from providing instant access to over 20 million music tracks, Spotify also enhances its users' music experience by providing various features for social interaction. These are realized by a system using the widely-adopted pub/sub paradigm. In this paper we provide an interesting case study of a hybrid pub/sub system designed for real-time as well as offline notifications for Spo-tify users. We firstly describe a multitude of use cases where pub/sub is applied. Secondly, we study the design of its pub/sub system used for matching, disseminating and persisting billions of publications every day. Finally, we study pub/sub traffic collected from the production system, derive characterizations of the pub/sub workload, and show some interesting findings and trends.

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ACM , 2013. 231-240 p.
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Event notifications, Pub/sub systems, Workload analysis
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Computer Science
URN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-133888DOI: 10.1145/2488222.2488273ScopusID: 2-s2.0-84881155523ISBN: 978-145031758-0OAI: diva2:663841
7th ACM International Conference on Distributed Event-Based Systems, DEBS 2013; Arlington, TX; United States; 29 June 2013 through 3 July 2013

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Available from: 2013-11-13 Created: 2013-11-11 Last updated: 2013-11-13Bibliographically approved

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